President Obama met with members of the all-Democratic Congressional Hispanic Caucus yesterday for the third time in three weeks. Representative Luis Gutierrez was pleased to see Obama agree with him that it makes little sense to deport younger illegal aliens who were brought to the U.S. by their parents.
This is an important part of this legislation because of its significance to the DREAM act, which failed last year but will be re introduced this year. The DREAM Act stands for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors and provides conditional permanent residency to certain illegal alien students who graduate from U.S. high schools, who are of good moral character, arrived in the U.S. legally or illegally as minors, and have been in the country continuously for at least five years prior to the bills enactment.
"The president stressed absolutely that the real fix is going to have to be legislative," Rep. Charlie Gonzalez of Texas said.
It will definitely take a strong legislative action to fix the illegal immigration problem in the country, but the real question is once that action or bill is passed, how will everyone in Texas react?